Services to Dance Education

  1. 2016: Dr Joan Pope OAM

    For more than 50 years of inspired leadership and commitment to education through dance and music,…

  2. 2015: Tanya Pearson OAM

    For her dedication to excellent teaching for over 50 years, for expanding her students’ vision through…

  3. 2014: Janet Karin OAM

    For an esteemed career as a principal dancer, teacher and researcher, and for her tireless commitment…

  4. 2013: Jackie Hallahan

    For decades of leadership and excellence in dance education, and for her holistic and inclusive approach…

  5. 2012: Sarah Calver

    For believing that dance is a vital part of education for all children, and for her commitment to…

  6. 2011: Valda Craig

    For her passionate advocacy for the inclusion of dance in the curriculum; for her inspiring work in…

  7. 2010: Maggi Phillips

    Maggi is a great teacher, an assiduous researcher and a much-loved mentor for many graduate students…

  8. 2009: Jeff Meiners

    Jeff is an inspired advocate, mentor and teacher. He brings vision and expertise to the sector through…

  9. 2008: Helen Cameron

    Dedicated to raising the standards of dance education throughout Australia, Helen is responsible for…

  10. 2006: Buzz Dance Theatre

    Buzz has been igniting creative energy in children, young people and their communities for 21 years.…

  11. 2005: Jenny Kinder

    Jenny was the founding director of Australia’s first dance-in-education company, Tasdance. Over…

  12. 2004: Michelle Saunders

    Through her work with Buzz Dance Theatre, Steps Youth Dance Company and as Director of Ausdance WA,…

  13. 2003: Keith Bain OAM

    Keith has spent most of his life teaching—first in primary schools then at Bodenweiser Dance Centre…

  14. 2002: Nanette Hassall AM

    As founder and Artistic Director of Dance Works and then Head of Dance at Western Australian Academy…

  15. 2001: Margaret Markham

    When Margaret re-established the Ann McDonald College of Dancing, as a community based, not-for-profit…

  16. 2000: Martin Rubinstein OAM

    A former dancer with the Borovansky Ballet, Martin taught ballet and was an examiner for the RAD syllabus…

  17. 1999: Susan Street AO

    As Head of several tertiary dance departments, Professor Susan Street has been on numerous advisory…

  18. 1998: Joan Halliday OAM & Monica Halliday OAM

    Joan and Monica Halliday have been leading the way in ballet teaching in Australia for decades. Their…

  19. 1997: Shirley McKechnie AO

    Shirley has been influential in shaping tertiary dance education since her establishment of the first…

  20. 1997: Ann Roberts AM

    Ann established her own dance studio in Townsville which still thrives 50 years later, under the leadership…